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2011 Jeep Patriot

2011 Subaru Forester

  2011 Jeep Patriot FWD 4-door Latitude Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Subaru Forester
Invoice $15,850 $19,397
22/29 19/27
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Bottom Line A boxy, roomy, rugged-chic exterior; good maneuverability; and decent off-road ability just might balance out the utter lack of refinement. Read Full Review The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness. Read Full Review
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  • Boxy, rugged-chic exterior
  • Parking ease and maneuverability
  • Visibility and driving position
  • Fuel-efficient for an off-roader


  • Cheap-feeling interior
  • Noisy cabin
  • Sluggish CVT


  • Savvy, utilitarian look
  • Nicely-detailed interior
  • Excellent handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive


  • Automatic has four widely spaced gears
  • Base model still without Bluetooth
  • Small, flat front seats
  • Chintzy cabin materials
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